Thursday, April 24, 2014

Life is a Journey with Rhonda

Happy Thursday crafty friends! Rhonda here today to host the blog for you.

My project to share with you today features the all new Serendipity collection along with a few embellishments from Calypso and a few bits and pieces of other items from my stash.

Recently our oldest son had Spring photos taken at school.  I just loved how they turned out and wanted to make sure I scrapped it to capture the memories now.

I used some Glass Beads Texture Gel by Liquitex and a mask with some chevrons to start on my page. Some masking with Baja Blue PowderPuff Chalk Ink was done with a circle mesh pattern.  From there I added some splatters with a variety of mists.  A few of them were a bit heavy so I decided to try something I hadn't done before…  drips.

The papers in this collection are so much fun to work with! I love the colors and designs, it really makes creating so much fun and almost effortless!!!

Products Used:
Serendipity 100
Serendipity 200
Serendipity 300
Serendipity 400
Calypso 500
Calypso Chipboard Die Cuts
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Baja Blue, Blue Lagoon, Soft Sage, Biscotti, Blue Jeans

Other Products:
Flair by UmWowStudio
Geo Tag by AC
Acrylic Stars and Chevrons by Heidi Swapp
Enamel Dots by Doodlebug
Glass Bead Texture Gel by Liquitex
Chevron Mask by Heidi Swapp
Mesh Circle Mask by Tim Holtz
Bling by Want2Scrap
Scalloped Banner die by Cheery Lynn Designs
Starburst and wide Fishtail Stax dies by MFT
Stamps by BoBunny
Mists by October Afternoon and Maya Road

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!
~ Rhonda
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It's a Good Day with Barb!

Hello everyone! Barb here today to host the blog!

I love the new lines Quick Quotes recently released and I finally had a chance to play with Serendipity! I love the blues and purples and greens!

I had these photos of my daughter from a trip to Cabo. They always make me laugh because she is terrified of people in costumes (like the characters at theme parks) but for some reason, she thought these guys were pretty cool!

I started with the Serendipity 300 paper as the background. I love that it had a pattern but wasn't overwhelming. I added some white and orange paint splatters before I layered on my papers.

The orange banners were actually a 12 inch border from the Calypso 500 paper. I cut it in half to make the banners. I thought the sentiment was perfect for these silly photos! I inked the edges of the banners with the PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Caribbean Blue

I love the darker blue paper that is part of this line. It has a subtle pattern that is perfect for accenting parts of the layout. I used some of it to make the border on the side of the photo along with the circles.

The best thing about this line is that it is so versatile! It can be used for ANY type of project. I used vacation photos on this one but I have already started a Mother's Day layout using this line!

Quick Quote Supplies Used: 
Patterned Paper: Serendipity 100, 300
Patterned Paper: Calypso 500
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Coal Miner, Caribbean Blue

Other Supplies Used:
Journal Card: My Mind's Eye
Flowers: Petaloo
Letter Stickers: Bella Blvd.
Punch: Martha Stewart

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!
~ Barb
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Off the Page with Dana!

Hi Quick Quotes fans! Dana Tatar here today sharing a gift box and card set.

I've combined papers from the NEW Calypso and Serendipity collections. The box measures approximately 3.5 x 3.5 x 3.75 inches.

To create the box I cut triangles from the center of each side of the Serendipity 300 patterned paper, following the dark green line as a guide, which resulted in an x-shaped piece of paper. I then folded the paper into a box and used masking tape on the inside of the box to secure the sides.

I embellished the top of the box with layered blooms that I cut from the Calypso 200 patterned paper. I inked the petals of each flower with Caribbean Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink. I cut a sentiment from one of the NEW Quote Cards.

I created this card using scraps of paper leftover from the two layouts I created this month. The sentiment was cut from the Calypso 500 patterned paper.

I created this set with the upcoming Mother's Day holiday in mind, but could really adapt this set for use all year long by changing the embellishments for the season or occasion.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Calypso 100
Calypso 200
Calypso 500
Serendipity 100
Serendipity 200
Serendipity 300
Sentiments 3x4 Quotes Cards
Caribbean Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Mixing it up with Thandar!

Hello all, This is Thandar. As you may already noticed, I cannot keep my hands off this beautiful floral sheet from Calypso collection. Great textured pattern from Serendipity just added sprinkle to cupcake. As I cannot decide which one to use (again), I combined the two collections and made a layout with that.




 I have fussy cut out floral patterns, highlighted the stamen and petals with liquid pearl and silver gel pen as I did last week.



Furthermore, I have decided to add some splash and splatters to the layout. I have also use some mixed media techniques. Here is the video of how I made this layout. Hope you enjoy watching my video as much as I enjoyed making this layout. 

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Cards Inspiration with Guest Designer Pinky!

Hey there crafty friends, Pinky here today to host the blog for you as your Guest Designer!
This time I decided to make a set of cards- using the beautiful quotes in the Calypso papers and embellishments. 

I also stamped on each card using the PowderPuff Chalking Inks which I ADORE!
On this last card I even used the beautiful Itty Bitty Boxes of Vellum Quotes - how handy are these??! I mean serious love!

Love the colors, love the's such a great company! :) 

Until next time- Keep on creating!
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Serendipity Inspiration with Donna

Hello everyone, Donna here today to host the blog for you.

I would like to share you with a layout I did using Quick Quotes NEW line Serendipity. I did this layout of my granddaughter during in her ballerina recital. The background paper was swirly and reminded me of her graceful dance moves.

I want to show you how to make your jute curly so it stays. Of course you can by the kind that retains it shape, but I was out of it, I have used this method before for making other shapes, like a heart or circles.

1. Take a couple of drops of Tacky Glue and mix it with some spritzes of water from a water bottle. Mix that with a brush, and wet the ends of your twine with the glue mixture.

2. Take the end of the twine and wrap it around the end of a paintbrush or whatever you can find that will be the size of the circles you want. I have used a small glitter container also. Take your brush and add another thing coating of glue. Let dry, and repeat for the other end.

3 Remove the twine, and add to your layout.
Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes and be sure to check out all the new Spring lines!
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Serendipity Inspiration with Cathy

It's Cathy back with you today and I have a little bit of Serendipity to share with you today! This line is so fun, full of the most beautiful blues and gorgeous patterns. 

I enjoy creating layouts with the same colors, especially when you have the perfect photo, kind of a monotone effect. All I added was a bit of white to enhance the bits of white already in this line. I did a bit of fussy cutting to with all of the fun flowers. I love how this turned out, simple and it really puts the focus on the photo.

Here you can see a bit more detail with fussy cutting and a little added bling. There are lots of beautiful elements with this line, you could totally get carried away with the fussy cutting! The great thing about that is it really stretches your paper, you get more bang for your buck!

Thanks so much for stopping on over today for a visit!
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April Club Q Mini with Barb!

Hello everyone! Barb here and I am thrilled to be sharing my little mini album with you today! I get so excited when it is my turn to get the Club Q Kits!

They are always packed FULL of yummy goodies made with the newest Quick Quotes lines! And I was super excited when I found out I was getting the April Club Q kit because it features the Calypso Line! LOVE this line! It is full of fun, bright colors!

Here is what I created….

When I get the kits, I like to pull all of the papers and embellishments out and create my own thing. Here is the mini album that is part of the kit…

I loved the tags that make up the mini album but I knew I would need more pages so I used 5 brown paper bags to create an album that would hold the tags. 

I folded the bottom of the bags and used a piece of patterned paper to create a binding to hold everything together. I punched holes through all the layers and tied it together with the ribbon that came in the kit. I then cut the paper bags at different lengths so that each page from the front to the back of my album got a little longer. I also cut the large chipboard tags so that they fit into each of the bags.

Do you like the flowers on the cover? 
Those are some of the die-cuts that are in this kit!

The tags were so quick and easy to do because everything was pre-cut! I inked around the edges of the chipboard and paper and then added a photo and a few embellishments.

I used the paper from the kit for the backgrounds on each of the paper bag pages and then added my photos. This kit also has an entire sheet of vellum sentiments that I tore into strips and then added to my photos.

When this album was complete, I had 4 large chipboard tags with photos on each side along with the 5 paper bags that I covered and added even more photos to! This was a fast and easy way to complete an entire album in an afternoon!

Quick Quotes Supplies Used: 
April Club Q Kit
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Blue Lagoon, Caribbean Blue, Orange Slice
Other Supplies Used:
Letter Stickers: American Crafts
Baker's Twine
Paper Bags

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Winner Announcement and Mixed Media with Thandar!

Happy Tuesday everybody!

We have our random winner of the Calypso prize package to announce from our Welcome Spring and our Guest Designer Pinky post!

Congratulations ….

Blogger Meliciouse613 said...
Your style is very refreshing! I like it very much & hope to see lots more of it in the future...
April 13, 2014 at 9:44 PM
Please email me within 7 business days to claim your prize at

*QQ Prize Disclaimer: prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and want to play,
you would be responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.

Stay tuned for more fun prizes soon!


Hello everybody, this is Thandar sharing some mixed media and fussy cutting fun today!

Calypso and Serendipity paper lines go so so well together that I cannot help myself but combining the two collections. The floral patterns from Calypso are very very nice to fussy cut out and to be used as embellishments.

Without further adieu, here is the mixed media layout that I have created using the collection.


 I had so so much fun inking and splattering all over this layout.



To add more details into the project, I have highlighted the stamens and petals with liquid pearl and gel pen.



I have also made a video on the details of how I have created this layout. Hope you guys will give it a try!

Quick Quotes Supplies
Calypso Chipboard Die Cut
Calypso 200
Serendipity 200
Powder Puff Inks- Coral, Caribbean Blue, Creamy Cocoa, Blue Lagoon

Have fun creating!!
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Serendipity Inspiration with Susie!

Hello and welcome!  Susie here today sharing a layout featuring Quick Quotes all new Serendipity collection.

I love the combination of blues, greens, and lavender that make up this line and decided to use it to scrap an engagement photo of my husband and appropriate given the definition!

noun the occurence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way

I started by die cutting and embossing hearts from each of the papers in the line. You have 8 patterns to choose from since the papers are double sided.  I varied the size and shape of the hearts and mixed in pieces from the Calypso Chipboard Die Cuts.

I die cut and embossed a vellum sentiment from Quick Quotes and layered it over white cardstock...

... which I had inked with PowderPuff Chalking Ink, using the die as a stencil.

I created a frame for the sentiment by die cutting and embossing Serendipity 100 paper.  The paper has a white core, which is easily revealed with a little sanding.

For the finished piece I actually chose to use a different quote and added Teardrop pearl bling accents.

If you are interested in seeing how I created the stenciled banner across the bottom of the page, I prepared a short video - enjoy!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Serendipity 100 200300,
Quick Quotes Calypso Chipboard Die Cuts
Quick Quotes Vellum Sentiments
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Tahiti, Caribbean Blue, Blue Moon, Blue Jeans, Blue Lagoon 
Other Supplies:  Want2Scrap Bling, Spellbinders dies, Studio Calico Wood Veneer Chips

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  
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